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Thursday, August 01, 2013

1st August

Richmond Park

Common Tern: three were present at 6.30am but then flew off westwards, one returned at 7.10am.

Swift: 40 birds were feeding and drinking over the ponds.

Sand Martin: two were feeding with the swifts.

Kingfisher: one flew over the lake before using several perches along the edge of Pen Ponds Plantation.

Grey Wagtail: three birds were hanging around the causeway.

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A slightly misty start to the day, which had all cleared by 6.30am.

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An adult Grey Heron flies across the lake  to scare off a juvenile.

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The tern is starting to look a little shabby.

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3 comments:

birdman_euston said...

Great pics of the two sets of antlers in the mist plus the Kingfisher & reflection skimming across the water, Tony - so difficult to get free-flying shots of the latter.

birdman_euston said...

2 Aug:
2 juv Green Woodpecker (Queen Mary's Gdns area 19 & Primrose Hill a47), 1 Willow Warbler again Deadman's Cnr a.34, 1 Swallow low W over lake from Holme Green a.9 between showers 07.40 - 1st since spring.
One of the parent Little Grebes was adding to a tiny exposed (brooding?) platform that the two remaining chicks were resting on, in the open back-channel of Longbridge Sanctuary near Deadman's Cnr a.34.

Tony Duckett said...

Cheers for the comments B'man. I thought the conditions warranted some large mammal photos.